The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 41, In Four Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc. Page: 904
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LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.
GENERAL ORDERS, HIDQRS. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPT.,
No. 67. Shreveport, La., September 1, 1861.
1. A bureau charged with the supervision of the collection of the tax
.in kind, in this department, is hereby established at Marshall, Tex.
Maj. Benjamin A. Botts, quartermaster, is assigned to duty as chief of
this bureau; all returns and papers in reference to the tax in kind will
be forwarded to him.
II. Contractors for carrying the C. S. mail, and the drivers of their
mail coaches and hacks, provided for by law, will be exempt from con-
scription; provided they are taken from the Reserve Corps, or they
were not in the army at the time of making such contracts or engaging
as such drivers.
By command of General E. Kirby Smith:
S. S. ANDERSON,
Assistant Adjutant- General.
HEADQUARTERS CHURCHIILL'S DIVISION,
JPrinceton, September 1, 1864.
Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Arkansas:
COLONEL: I would respectfully call the attention of the major-general
commanding the district to the unarmed condition of this division. In
Thomson's and Hardy's regiments, of Tappan's brigade, there are pres-
ent for duty 787 men and they have only 373 guns, not one gun for every
two men. Asking that, steps may be taken to furnish the unarmed
men with guns,
I remain, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. C. TAPPAN,
Brigadier- General, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS CHURCHIILL'S DIVISION,
Princetn, September 1, 1864.
Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Arkansas :
CAPTAIN: In compliance with circular letter of instructions, No.
686, from district headquarters, date August 31, 1864, I have the
honor to report the following as the number of -regiments, battalions,
batteries, and independent companies under my command at this place:
First. Tappan's brigade, Colonel Hardy, Nineteenth Regiment, com-
manding-first, Colonel Hardy's regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Wood
commanding; second, Colonel Thomson's regiment, Colonel Thomson
Second. Gause's brigade, Colonel Gause commanding-first, Colonel
Gause's regiment; second, Colonel Rogan's regiment (consolidated),
Lieutenant-Colonel Hicks commanding; third, Col. I. L. Brooks' regi-
ment, Lieutenant-Colonel Stanley commanding.
Third. Blocher's artillery battalion, Major Blocher commanding-
first, Captain Etter's Arkansas light battery, Captain Etter command-
ing; second, Marshall's Arkansas light battery, Captain Marshall com-
Fourth. Colonel Logan's Eleventh Arkansas Cavalry, Colonel Logan
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